When I left home to head back to school at the end of spring break (abt march 10th), two of the geese across from my house were sitting, including a young pilgrim goose. Now that I'm home for Easter, she is dead and an older Canada goose is now sitting on her clutch. I have no idea if she got to the eggs in time to save them after the pilgrim died, but I would imagine not. Has anyone ever heard of this before? Not necessarily a Canada goose taking over a domestic goose's nest, but a female taking over a clutch after the death of another? Carly (the pilgrim goose) and Uno (the Canada goose) did not get along, which makes it even more odd to me that Uno would adopt her nest. This is how I left the nest: This is the poor fate of little Carly RIP. I have no idea what got a hold of her. She had been decapitated, does anyone know of a predator that can be found at a city park that kills this way? And here's how I found the nest this afternoon: I know this little female well. She's an outstanding mother. If she got to the eggs in time, she'll do a great job raising them. Thanks for any ideas!